Hero MotoCorp launched the 2023 iteration of the Xpulse 200 4V in May 2023, with prices starting at Rs 1.44 lakh for the base version and topping out at Rs 1.51 lakh for the Pro version. Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Since the Xpulse 200 is currently the brand's most successful bike in the premium range, Hero is stretching itself and is preparing to launch the second-generation Xpulse in the Indian market. According to a first set of spy shots, we can say that the company has already begun work on the development of its new Xpulse 210 adventure bike, which is expected to go on sale in 2024. Just a day ago, a pre-production prototype was spied on undisguised in the country. Despite the camouflage, there are some details that are partially visible. From what saw, it was evident that the next-generation Xpulse 210 used the same body and componentry as the existing Xpulse 200 4V to keep manufacturing costs in check. However, it remains to be seen whether the Xpulse 210 is offered with the same chassis or not.
Looks like Hero is testing the bigger Xpulse somewhere in the mountains. The project will go sometime next year and we cannot wait to see it in flesh!
BTW, can you identify the second camo motorcycle? ????????????@HeroMotoCorp
— PowerDrift (@PowerDrift) September 26, 2023
Hero XPulse 210 ADV: Engine and Gearbox
Coming to the heart of the matter, the new Hero XPulse 210 ADV will receive a more powerful liquid-cooled DOHC engine, which might make a difference in its performance. This new liquid-cooled engine, which is one of the Hero's firsts, powers the recently launched Hero Karizma XMR. For reference, a 210cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the Karizma makes about 25bhp (25.5 PS) at 9,250rpm and 20.4Nm of peak torque at 7,250rpm (highest in its class). On offer is a 6-speed gearbox unit, accompanied by a slip and assist clutch.
Hero XPulse 210 ADV: Other Details
Expect the new adventure tourer to follow an evolutionary approach to its design, while most of the body panels, hardware parts, and underpinnings could be the same as the current version. To give you an idea, the Hero XPulse 200 4V is available in two variants – base and Pro. The base model gets the same hardware as its predecessor, while the Pro variant features a fully adjustable 250mm front and 220mm rear suspension, a taller seat height, 270mm ground clearance, an extended gear lever, and a handlebar riser. Also available with the current Xpulse are three ABS modes – Road, Off-Road, and Rally.
Hero XPulse 210 ADV: Expected Price
In the Indian market, the Xpulse 200 4V starts at Rs 1.44 lakh and goes up to Rs 1.51 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect the new Xpulse 210 to command a premium of about Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.
Hero Karizma XMR Prices to go up by Rs 7,000
In related news, Hero MotoCorp announced a hike in the price of their all-new Karizma XMR 210 from October 2023. This price revision will reflect an increase of Rs 7,000. Till September 30, the Karizma XMR can be had at an affordable price of Rs 1.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Following this, prospective buyers will have to shell out an additional amount of Rs 7,000 to keep this legendary bike in their garage. With effect from October 1, the new price will be Rs 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The purchase window for the new Hero Karizma XMR 210 is open but will close at Midnight on September 30, 2023. Customers can either book the bike online or through Hero MotoCorp dealerships across the country, with a booking amount set at Rs 3,000. Hero has already started producing the Karizma XMR motorcycle at its plant. The first unit was rolled out of the floor about 10 days back, and the deliveries are set to follow soon.